History of Classical Music

Johann Christian Bach

Classical Period
Johann Christian Bach Johann Christian Bach was best known for his great talent at playing the organ. He learned his music from his father Johann Sebastian Bach, and from his half brother C.P.E Bach.

He was an organist at Milan cathedral in 1760. He accepted an offer to succeed Cocchi as composer to the King's Theater Opera. He studied counterpoint with Padre Martini. He also went to Bologna and Paris. Johann Christian Bach achieved immediate renown in England, and within two years was appointed music master to the Queen of England.

He was born in London, England in 1735. He died in debt in 1782. He was the eleventh youngest son of Johann Sebastian Bach. He had eighteen other brothers and sisters. His father died when he was fourteen.

Johann Christian Bach wrote piano miniatures, piano concertos, sonatas and symphonies. He wrote operas called Orione, Carrattaco, and Lucio Silla.

By Kristin C. and Kaley B. (Grade 5)

Music by J.C. Bach


Oxford Music Dictionary

Classical Net - Basic Repertoire List - J.C. Bach (http://www.classical.net/music/comp.lst/bachjc.html)

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